KUAF Community Spotlight Series

Weekdays at 6:30 and 8:30 a.m.
  • Hosted by Pete Hartman

Locally produced segments highlighting a variety of non-profit organizations and topics.

Organizations have included:
The Peace at Home Family Shelter, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NWA, the Shiloh Museum, Credit Counseling of Arkansas, StartUp Junkie, Illinois River Watershed Protection, LifeStyles INC., Kings River Cleanup, Ozark Folk Center, and so many more.

Ways to Connect


The "Live at Turnbow Music Series" began last year in Springdale and is about to kick off a new season April 29th. Jill Dabbs, Executive Director of Downtown Springdale Alliance, talks to Pete Hartman about this year's series as well as a nearly completed Mural Project taking place in Springdale. 

Thanks to a recent change in Arkansas health law, the Arkansas Support Network feels it can now serve it's clients much more smoothly. In the past, someone who may be diagnosed with both an intellectual or development disability combined with a behavioral health or psychiatric disability, would only be covered for whatever was diagnosed first. Pete Hartman speaks with Dr. Syard Evans, Chief Executive Officer, with Arkansas Support Network.

NWA Gives Day is tomorrow, Thursday, April 8th from 8am to 8pm. A day set aside for those in the KUAF listening area to easily find and support their favorite non profit group. Pete speaks with Carol Martin-Longwell, project consultant with NWA GIVES, about the details.

Zebra Technologies Corporation in Bentonville, a company working to provide technology needs for businesses, offers it's employees two full days of paid time to then go volunteer that time at a local non profit...specifically, a non profit in the medical sector. Pete Hartman talks with Paul Hignite with Zebra Technologies.

Circles NWA, a relatively new non profit working to increase upward mobility for individuals and families, is using a national model to help those in our area fight poverty. It uses an 18 month plan which matches "Allies" with "Circle Leaders" who then come together to work through a plan out of poverty. 


"Know the Flow", a program with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperetive Extension Service, helps our community with a visual representation of the water that flows below our feet within our cities storm drains. Pete speaks with County Extension Agent Jane Maginot about prizes that are available for those who participate in the program.


During the COVID shutdown, the Jones Center in Springdale has had a chance to update some of it's amenities inside the main building. Now, with a design excellence grant from the Walton Family Foundation, they are looking to the Community for input on how to "reimagine" it's 52 acre campus. Pete speaks with Kelly Kemp-McClintock on what they hope for the next 25 years of the Jones Center.

The Northwest Arkansas Community College's Service Learning Project is an academically based program that allows students to engage, network and work with the community to complete student-driven and developed service projects. Pete speaks with Katelyn Johnson, a student at NWACC, about the latest initiative: making women's menstrual products accesible for free to students and the community.



Pete Hartman speaks with Meghan Dale, from Creative Arkansas Community Hub & Exchange, also known as CACHE, to find out about some upcoming events the organization promoting, as well as what they seek to do in the near future.  

CASA of Northwest Arkansas first opened its doors in 1997. This nonprofit organization serves Benton, Carroll, Madison, and Washington Counties with compassionate volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children. They are making a special push this month in hopes of attracting new volunteers. We hear from Aleza Greene, one such volunteer, about her work and what brought her to CASA.